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Antique Kimono Tumbler Workshop

 

Breathtaking use of colors. Intricate work by craftsmen. Traditional motifs and designs which embody different meanings.Imagine life in the old days when kimonos were made. Take your favourite drink in your kimono tumbler cup and anywhere can become your place of peace and relaxation.

 

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Experience

 

 

Kimono fabrics we use at this workshop can date back from the Taishō to Shōwa period (1912 – 1940). Kimonos are passed down within families to children, and after being cherished for about three generations they are no longer worn as kimono. Instead the kimono fabric is used to create smaller items such as obi (kimono belt) or purses. In the olden days people enjoyed exchanging stories of the fabrics used for these items. Why don’t you become part of this history and tradition woven from a beautiful fabric?

 

Details

 

Date & Time

Monday, Saturday, Thursday 

11:00-12:00, 14:30-15:30

It differs for each month. Please check the calendar

Fee

¥2500

Please pay with cash on the day.

<Including following>

・a tumbler(340ml or 420ml)

・a kimono fabric design 

 You can make additional insert kimono design with ¥500 each.
 We will give you in a storage case

Duration approximately 60 minutes
Participant limit

8 people 

・Small children must be accompanied by an adult.

・If you are a group of more than 8, please inquire.

・Workshop is in English and Japanese.

Place

You can chose from different places.

  1.  1. yu (由) Google map

2 minutes walk from Ichijoji Station (一乗寺駅) of Eizan Railway. 

 

2. Furukawacho Shopping arcade (古川町商店街) Google map

1 minutes walk from Higashiyama Station (東山駅) of Subway Tozai Line.

It will be held at a community center or a cafe.

 

3. Ryoma-kan (龍馬館) Google map

5 minutes walk from Chushozima Station (中書島駅), or 9 minutes walk from Fushimimomoyama Station (伏見桃山駅) of Keihan Railway

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Application

 Please apply 1 week before.

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Organizer

Kyokyo international 

Office hour: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:00-16:00

website

Other

Leaflet PDF(P1, P2,3, P4

 

 

Process

 

ワークショップ

STEP1

Choose a bottle from 2 sizes(340ml、420ml)and cloth you want to use.

 

STEP 2

Using a pattern, draw lines and cut with scissors.

 

 

STEP 3

Using a needle and thread, sew. Set the cloth in the tumbler and done!

 

 

Design for Autumn / Winter

 

Design:Crane

Cloth:Wool

Crane used to be thought to be a bird of god. It represents long life.

Design:Autumn leaves, arabesque, and camellia

Cloth:silk

Design: a sacred bamboo

Cloth:delicate wool

It is said that this plant has power to protect us from difficulties. People used to put this at the entrance of house.

Design:dolls

Cloth:silk

 

 

Tumbler

 

 

Voice of participants

 

 

  • I joined the workshop with friends. We had wonderful moments, talking with each other, enjoying beautiful patterns of kimono cloth. It was a little bit challenging in sewing, but it makes the tumbler more special! It was really enjoyable to see the cloth I sawed set in the tumbler. 
  • It’s my very first time doing this art tumbler. I’m very clumsy person, but I will could do it very well and artistic. So, I think everyone can do it, too! It will be lots of fun. Let’s join and enjoy. (Van)
  • Using old kimono fabric for tumbler- so great idea! I really liked the experience. We also learned about the meanings of the different patterns, flowers. Our sensei (teacher) was really kind and it was easy to understand what to do. Thank you very much! (Retana, Hungary)
  • My first time joining the event. So fun and enjoyed the time. Thank you very much. Very nice experience for foreigners. (Vietnam)

 

How to enjoy

 

 

1.Sharing the design 

 

You can take out the design, so you can enjoy sharing with your friends or family.

※It would be easier to keep it safe with a plastic storage case. If you make additional design, one case is included in the fee of ¥500 or you can buy one for ¥80.

 

2.Change the design

 

Depending on the fashion on the day, season, or where to go, it would be fun to change the design inside. Please enjoy different kimono design just like clothes.

 

3.Economy & Ecology

 

Increasing number of cafe offer discount if you bring your own mugs. Also, it is environmentally friendly.

 

 

Q & A

How can I wash it? 

1.Our tumblers are NOT machine-washable. Please hand wash only.

2.When cleaning the tumbler please do not submerge it in water.
It can lead to water getting into the design and can cause stain or distortion.

Can I carry it in a bag?

Our tumblers are leak proof when the lid is shut properly. Check by holding the tumbler upside down before use. Also we recommend you not to lay it down in a bag.

 

 

 

Application and Inquiry

 

 

Workshop Schedule

 

 

We hold the workshop at different places in Kyoto city.

Please apply 1 week before.

 

<How to make reservation>

1.Please check the dates of workshop and make reservation through following web form.

 2.We will check if the place is available and contact you by E-mail within two days.

 If place is available: The reservation is fixed.

 If the place is NOT available:  We will suggest other place and if you agree, the reservation is fixed. You can also cancel or reschedule if you don’t like the place.

 

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